Joyvin Benton is the development director at the Arkansas Public Policy Panel where she creates and implements all fundraising efforts from large grants to grassroots donations to events. She has a passion for youth advocacy and educational justice. This passion was stoked in 6th grade when she and her twin sister led a petition and sit-in to protest girls not being allowed to play on the basketball court during recess. The protest led to the policy being changed, and girls could play basketball at recess. From this experience, she learned to always stand up for her rights and demand justice. After finishing her master’s degree in social psychology from San Diego State University, she became the director of an academic enrichment program for high school students, the W.E.B. Dubois Scholars Institute, at Princeton University. She holds a PhD in education policy from Rutgers University.
Development Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel